Gossip: Poch wants Kane at Man Utd; Tierney to Madrid

Date published: Saturday 12th February 2022 1:44 - Will Ford

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Pochettino likes Kane. Madrid and Barcelona like all Premier League players…

 

A POCH LIKES KANE ‘EXCLUSIVE’
Ralf Rangnick said in his press conference on Friday that it’s “obvious” Manchester United need a striker as Cristiano Ronaldo “should score more goals”, in a statement we are sure Ronaldo is absolutely fine with.

The United manager’s thoughts came in a week in which the speculation over the club’s next permanent manager went up a couple of notches.

Richard Arnold is now in place as chief executive and what already seems as though it will be a long, very boring process to hire a new boss has ramped up.

Mauricio Pochettino, Erik ten Hag and Luis Enrique are currently the three leading candidates, and The Telegraph have now released an ‘EXLUSIVE’ claiming Poch will ‘try and sign Harry Kane’ should he become the new United manager. As Exclusives go, it’s not the most revelatory.

Kane and Pochettino enjoyed a bountiful time of it together at Tottenham and have been on a path to misery since. Kane’s goals have dried up and Poch is enduring a spell with Paris Saint Germain.

Manchester City made a £130m move for Kane last summer as the England captain pushed for the exit, but he’s publicly stated he’s more content in north London with Antonio Conte at the helm. But while Conte’s future remains in doubt, so too does Kane’s.

The report claims Untied have ‘previously discussed the prospect of Kane’ and now ‘regret not making a moe concerted attempt’.

 

GREAT SCOT!
In more surprising transfer news, Real Madrid have reportedly added Arsenal full-back Kieran Tierney to their wishlist ahead of the summer window.

The Scotland international has been a key player for Arsenal ever since arrival from Celtic in the summer of 2019.

And Spanish outlet El Espanol claim Madrid believe the 24-year-old is capable of challenging Ferland Mendy for a spot in the first team at the Bernabeu.

The left-back signed a new deal at the Emirates last year to which runs until the summer of 2026, so he won’t come cheap.

Despite his consistent struggles with injury, he’s valued in excess of £50m, though it’s understood Celtic inserted a significant sell-on fee when Arsenal signed him for £25m.

 

BARCA WANT MESLIER
Barcelona are said to be keen on adding a new goalkeeper to their ranks this summer

Marc-Andre ter Stegen remains the No.1 at the Nou Camp and looks set to remain as such for the 2022-23 campaign, but Neto wants to move on and the Catalans want a backup in place who can eventually fill Ter Stegen’s boots.

According to Mundo Deportivo, they believe that man to be Leeds stopper Ilan Meslier, who’s been one of Marcelo Bielsa’s top performers in the Premier League.

A recent report claimed Leeds are readying themselves for offers for the Frenchman this summer due to his fine form, with Manchester United also said to be admiring the 21-year-old, who has three-and-a-half years left to run on his contract at Elland Road.

 

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